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September Newsletter

SAVANNAH DUCHARM  \  SEPTEMBER 8, 2023

<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\#\#\# September Newsletter </span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\#\#\# Postino's Fundraiser for Art Garage\! </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Mention The Art Garage on September 18\-September 25 and 20% of your meal will go back to The Art Garage\! Order online for pickup using code: \*\*The Art Garage\*\*</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\#\#\# NEW Friday Evening Classes</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Adult and Me Art Class:\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Falling for Art</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Friday, September 8th</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">4:30am - 6:30pm</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Young artists and a loved adult will create side by side in this exciting and messy class! This month, we’ll take inspiration from the season and create unique pieces of autumnal art while learning mixed media techniques and exploring a variety of art materials and textures.</span> `[Learn More](`[https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4880](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4880)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Date Night:\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Unconventional Painting</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Friday, September 15th</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">4:30 - 6:30pm</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Bring your partner, bestie or pal for a creative night at The Art Garage where we’ll go beyond painting and sipping to experiment with new materials, get inspired, and get messy together! In this session, our instructor will demonstrate a variety of fun, abstract painting techniques like scraping, spraying and splattering to help you create stunning mixed media artwork. Learn new skills and techniques in a supportive and encouraging environment as you get to know one another better and express your creativity in a new way.</span> `[Learn More](`[https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4881](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4881)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Parents' Night Out:\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Wild Beasts</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Friday, September 22</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">5:30 - 8:30pm</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Enjoy dinner out or just a little quiet time at home while your child's creativity roams free exploring a variety of art materials and methods! We will unleash young artists’ imaginations with fun, creative projects and tame those ferocious appetites by providing pizza (if you have dietary restrictions please send an alternate meal with your child). In this session, young artists will let their imaginations run wild as they create art inspired by their favorite beasts using a variety of media.</span> `[Learn More](`[https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4882](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4882)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\#\#\# Featured Fall Classes</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Toddler Transitional Class\*\* </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Thursdays, September</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">11:30am - 12:30pm</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">In this class, we will work as a team to help your toddlers transition to drop-off classes while exploring a variety of visual art materials and processes. Adults will have the option to stay with their toddlers while they work on age-appropriate projects or step out and allow their toddler to try their hands at working alone in a safe and supportive environment.</span> `[Learn More](`[https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4818](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4818)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*After School Art Clubs\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">September/October</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">4:30 - 6:30pm</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">In these 4-week classes, students will explore a variety of artistic styles and experiment with many types of media such as painting, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and collage! Each class will bring new projects, inspirations, and prompts to nurture your young artist's creativity and develop their artistic skills.</span> `[Learn More](`[https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?categories=18](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?categories=18)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Adult Classes\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">September/October</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Afternoons and evenings</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">The Art Garage offers a variety of classes for adults from painting and printing to ceramics and more. Our skilled instructors will spark your creative process by demonstrating a variety of techniques and guide you as you paint, print, or sculpt your way to creating unique works of art.</span> `[Learn More](`[https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?ages=18](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?ages=18)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">There's so much more to explore at The Art Garage! See all of our upcoming classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults </span>[<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>HERE</u></span>](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses)<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">!</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\#\#\# Events in Our Community:</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Anna Pausch\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">September Art Markets</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Fall Fest in Dillon\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">September 2 - September 3, 2023 </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">10:00 am - 5:00 pm</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">104 Village Place Dillon, CO, 80435</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Frisco Arts at Altitude\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">September 8 - September 9, 2023</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">10:00am -  5:00pm</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Historic Park 120 East Main St Frisco, 80443</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Autumn Classic Fine Arts Festival\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Thursday, September 21 - Sunday, September 24, 2023 </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village Telluride, CO</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Denver Art Museum Pow Wow\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Saturday, September 9, 2023</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">10:00 am - 5:00 PM</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Celebrate Native American art and culture at the 34th Annual Friendship Powwow on Saturday, September 9. Everyone is welcome! The celebration includes beadwork artmaking activities with local Native artists Katherine Flecking and Chelsea Kaiah, one of the DAM's former Artists-in-Residence. Native organizations will offer fry bread and Indian tacos, as well as vendors showcasing jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, and much more! Commemorative t-shirts celebrating the day will be on sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Denver Indian Center.</span> `[Learn More](`[https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/34th-annual-friendship-powwow](https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/34th-annual-friendship-powwow)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Kid Quote of the Month:\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">“Art Garage is my favorite thing in Denver” -4 year old </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(77, 77, 77)"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">"I'm going to miss my life when I am a grown up" -7 yo</span></span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(77, 77, 77)"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">"If you pull on someone's head and it's loose, they're probably an alien" -6 yo</span></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"></span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Art Garage Book Club\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Looking for a new book?</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Here's what we've been reading in our book club:</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*The Overstory by Richard Powers\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">The book is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Upstream by Mary Oliver\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\#\#\# Community Resources</span><br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Scholarships\!\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Partial and full scholarships are awarded to students of all ages for The Art Garage classes, camps, and workshops! Scholarships are based on financial need and demonstrated motivation.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Applicants are expected to have transportation to and from class, to attend class regularly, and to fully participate in all class activities. Students' participation and attendance will be recorded and will be considered by The Art Garage administration in awarding future scholarships.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Please fill out the scholarship application and find additional information </span>`[HERE](`[https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/87](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/87)`)`[<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>!</u></span>](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/87)<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Tasty Food: Free Meals for Denver Youth\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">"Denver invites youth, ages 5-18, to enjoy breakfast, lunch, supper and/or a nutritious snack. Tasty Food meals include up to five food groups that are low in fat and prepared fresh. No ID or registration required - just show up and eat up, and YES ... you can bring a friend, or two, or three, or more!" </span> `[Learn more](`[https://denvergov.org/Government/Agencies-Departments-Offices/Agencies-Departments-Offices-Directory/Office-of-Childrens-Affairs/ProgramsInitiatives/Tasty-Food](https://denvergov.org/Government/Agencies-Departments-Offices/Agencies-Departments-Offices-Directory/Office-of-Childrens-Affairs/ProgramsInitiatives/Tasty-Food)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*Donate your King Soopers Points to The Art Garage\!\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Supporting The Art Garage is as easy as doing your grocery shopping with Kroger Community Rewards!</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">1\. Start by either logging into your King Soopers account or creating a new one </span>`[HERE](`<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"></span>[<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>https://www.kingsoopers.com/signin</u></span>](https://www.kingsoopers.com/signin)`)`<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">2\. Go to "My Account" \(top right under profile icon\) then "Community Rewards" \(bottom left\)</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">3\. Search for "The Art Garage" or use our Organization Number: GA477</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">4\. Every time you input your Sooper Card number at checkout\, King Soopers will make a donation in support of The Art Garage at no additional cost to you\!</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">5\. If you run into any issues\, email us at</span> [<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>info@artgaragedenver.com</u></span>](mailto:info@artgaragedenver.com)<br> <br> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">\*\*SCFD\*\*</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">“Did you know about 4.3 million children get access to arts and culture educational opportunities through funding provided by SCFD.”</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">The Art Garage’s is sponsored by SCFD; a cultural funding tax district that serves 7 counties in the Denver Metro Area. Did you know that SCFD can offer this funding because YOU voted for it? To keep the arts and culture alive and healthy in Denver, SCFD uses just one penny of every $10 sales tax dollars in the district to give back to the organizations like The Art Garage. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Thank YOU for voting for arts, science, and culture!</span>
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Savannah Ducharm
Lead Artist

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